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Pierce, Dion J.; Wood, Peter W. – National Association of Scholars, 2019
Neo-segregation is the voluntary racial segregation of students, aided by college institutions, into racially exclusive housing and common spaces, orientation and commencement ceremonies, student associations, scholarships, and classes. This study of racial segregation at Yale University is part of a larger project examining neo-segregation in…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, School Segregation, Equal Education
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2019
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has analyzed college common readings since 2010. The limitations of college common reading selections derive from their institutional frameworks. Non-academic mission statements steer selection committees away from intellectually challenging books toward those promoting progressive beliefs or activism;…
Descriptors: College Students, Recreational Reading, Books, Reading Programs
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2018
America faces a growing crisis about who can say what on our college campuses. At root this is a crisis of authority. In recent decades university administrators, professors, and student activists have quietly excluded more and more voices from the exchange of views on campus. This has taken shape in several ways, not all of which are reducible to…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Educational History, Educational Trends, College Faculty
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2018
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has analyzed college common readings since 2010. Common reading selections partly reflect the constraints on their selection committees. Each year colleges admit large number of students who have not yet read a college-level book and some of whom have never read a full-length adult book at all. Faculty…
Descriptors: College Students, Recreational Reading, Reading Programs, Books
Randall, David; Welser, Christopher – National Association of Scholars, 2018
A reproducibility crisis afflicts a wide range of scientific and social-scientific disciplines, from epidemiology to social psychology. Improper research techniques, lack of accountability, disciplinary and political groupthink, and a scientific culture biased toward producing positive results together have produced a critical state of affairs.…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Replication (Evaluation), Scientific Research, Guidelines
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2017
A new movement in American higher education aims to transform the teaching of civics. This report is a study of what that movement is, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned. What we call the "New Civics" redefines civics as progressive political activism. Rooted in the radical program of the 1960s' New Left, the New…
Descriptors: Universities, Civics, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
Peterson, Rachelle – National Association of Scholars, 2017
Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world--including more than 100 in the United States. These Institutes avoid Chinese political history and human rights abuses, portray Taiwan and Tibet as undisputed territories of China, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutes (Training Programs), Case Studies, Power Structure
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2017
"Beach Books 2016-17," which covers 348 colleges and universities, continues the National Association of Scholars' long-running record of providing the most comprehensive information about colleges and universities that assign common readings to incoming freshmen. Although there are several databases of common reading assignments, Beach…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Programs, College Programs, Reading Assignments
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2016
This document extends the National Association of Scholars' (NAS's) critique of the College Board from Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) to Advanced Placement European History (APEH). The College Board distorts APEH in the same way that it distorted the first version of APUSH. The traditional history of Europe tells how Europeans, uniquely,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, European History, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Development
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2016
Hundreds of American colleges and universities continue to assign a summer reading to entering freshmen--typically one book, which the students are asked to read outside their courses. Many institutions embed the common reading in a larger program of campus activities: typically, they invite the common reading author to help open the academic year…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Programs, College Programs, Reading Assignments
Peterson, Rachelle; Wood, Peter W. – National Association of Scholars, 2015
"Sustainability" is a key idea on college campuses in the United States and the rest of the Western world. To the unsuspecting, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. This report is the first in-depth critical study of the sustainability movement in higher education. The focus of this study is on how the sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, College Curriculum, Environmental Education
Peterson, Rachelle – National Association of Scholars, 2015
This report offers a history and analysis of the fossil fuel divestment movement, concentrating on American colleges and universities. The campaign began at a small college near Philadelphia. Early divestors were colleges and universities in the northeastern United States. The vast majority of the educational institutions that have taken…
Descriptors: College Students, Investment, Activism, Fuels
Thorne, Ashley; Turscak, Marilee; Wood, Peter – National Association of Scholars, 2014
Assigning a summer reading to entering freshmen is a growing trend at hundreds of American colleges and universities. Colleges typically pick one book and ask students to read it outside their courses. Many invite the author to help kick off the year by speaking on campus at convocation. Most colleges see the key purpose of a common reading…
Descriptors: Books, College Freshmen, Reading Programs, College Programs
Fonte, Richard W.; Wood, Peter W.; Thorne, Ashley – National Association of Scholars, 2013
In 1971, the state of Texas enacted a legislative requirement that students at public institutions complete two courses in American history. With that mandate in mind, the Texas Association of Scholars and the National Association of Scholars' Center for the Study of the Curriculum proposed to determine how students today meet the requirement, and…
Descriptors: United States History, State History, History Instruction, College Curriculum
National Association of Scholars, 2012
This report concerns the corruption of the University of California by activist politics, a condition which, as it shall show, sharply lowers the quality of academic teaching, analysis, and research, resulting in the troubling deficiencies found in the studies to which the authors have referred. This report shall show that this is an inevitable…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Standards, Politics of Education, Activism
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